6 Musical Stereotypes That Totally Aren't True

6 Musical Stereotypes That Totally Aren't True

Not all musical stereotypes are a reality.
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Admit it: there are stereotypes that go along with each genre of music. These stereotypes are rarely accurate, but often humorous.


1. Pop


Stereotypes of pop music include: Crazed tween fans, cardboard cutouts, fan mail, and bedroom walls covered in Justin Bieber's face. There is, however, pop music that contains great messages to listeners everywhere.


2. Rap

Stereotypes of rap music include trashy gold jewelry, sagging pants, and grills (of course). Little do they know that certain artists use rap as an emotional outlet, and can be relatable to listeners.


3. Reggae

The stereotypes projected onto reggae music includes the basic rasta colors: red, yellow, and green. Another stereotype is dreadlocks and other rasta culture. However, Bob Marley's contributions to the musical world helps Jamaican people celebrate their culture regardless of location.



4. Alternative

Alternative music often has the stereotype of "hipsters" and "goth", with different colored hair and black lipstick. However, alternative music often has some of the deepest and thought out lyrics, relating to listeners everywhere.



5. Country

Non-country listeners hear a few things when they see a cowboy hat: American, beer, and love songs, but country provides an emotional outlet that listeners can relate to when going through a hard time.



6. Classical

Classical music carries the stereotype of fancy dress and wealthy individuals. Classical music is often listened to by people who want to relax, along with individuals who enjoy music with an array of instruments.



Whatever music you listen to, there is a stereotype to go along with it. Never let a stereotype get in the way of listening to what you love. There is culture behind every genre of music, and a reason to love every one!


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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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5 Fabulous Reasons We Need 'Queer Eye' Season 2

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So full disclaimer, I never watched the original Queer Eye show, but I can tell you with full confidence that it did the original justice. This show is so expansive and open-minded and just plain groundbreaking. Every episode leaves you smiling and hoping another one was just around the corner, but to my dismay, the season had to end. So the following is my petition for why Queer Eye needs a second season with more episodes.

1. Their impact.

By what I've read, the original Queer Eye was quite controversial when it came out (and that was only about 10 years ago), but one could argue being in the LGBTQIA+ community is more widely accepted now. However, there is still a stigma, and the Fab 5 do NOT shy away from combating that stigma onscreen.

2. They have the tough conversations.

One of my favorite episodes of Queer Eye was when Karamo and Cory (a police officer) had a candid conversation about police brutality and how it affects both the black community and the image of cops. They didn't shy away from the conversation just because it's a delicate topic. I'd love to see more barriers broken in season two.

3. Uniquely you.

Even though this is primarily a makeover show, the Fab 5 take the lifestyles of their nominee into consideration. Like with Tom, he wasn't all about Tan's sense of style, but they found one that suited his personality and still looked phenomenal. Johnathan also keeps the grooming routines really simple so they get eased into self-care.

4. The decor and food.

Bobby is a decor genius and I wish I had his designing acumen. He is rivaled only by Chip and Joanna Gaines. Then there's adorable Antoni who comes up with some really creative and cost-effective foods for the guys. That grilled cheese he taught Neal was unreal!

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Johnathan is just so expressive and I love him so much. He is 90% of the reason this show makes me so happy and have gut busting giggles.

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